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Clinical & Operational Problems > Co-Design > Data Scientists & Statisticians > Evaluation > Dissemination

Clinical & Operational Problems

Clinical & Operational Problems

Clinical leaders define challenges that patients and clinicians encounter in the healthcare system. Their frontline perspective helps prioritize projects, while ensuring a connection between clinical impact and delivery science.


Researchers experienced in delivery science co-design implementation and evaluation plans with clinical leaders and frontline staff. Clinical leaders and frontline staff assess the feasibility and impact of proposed solutions and identify and manage operational details.
Data Scientists & Statisticians

Data Scientists & Statisticians

This team uses data from the EHR, ancillary systems, and prospective data collection to assess process and outcome measures.


CHDS provides resources for the rigorous evaluation of projects, including clinical, quality, and cost outcomes.


CHDS faculty and staff work with clinical leadership to publish and disseminate learnings.


Khader K, Munoz-Price LS, Hanson R, Stevens V, Keegan LT, Thomas A, Pezzin LE, Nattinger A, Singh S, Samore MH. Transmission Dynamics of Clostridioides difficile in 2 High-Acuity Hospital Units. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Jan 29;72(Supplement_1):S1-S7.

Singh S, Ledeboer NA, Laud PW, Hanson R, Truwit JD. Decrease in Positivity Rate of Influenza Tests Coinciding With Outbreak of SARS-CoV-2: Data From a Southeastern Wisconsin Laboratory (PDF). WMJ. 2020 Dec;119(4):275-277. PMID: 33428839.

Muñoz-Price LS, Nattinger AB, Rivera F, Hanson R, Gmehlin CG, Perez A, Singh S, Buchan BW, Ledeboer NA, Pezzin LE. Racial Disparities in Incidence and Outcomes Among Patients With COVID-19JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(9):e2021892. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.21892 

Muñoz-Price, L. S., Hanson, R., Singh, S., Nattinger, A. B., Penlesky, A., Buchan, B. W., Ledeboer, N. A., Beyer, K., Namin, S., Zhou, Y., & Pezzin, L. E. (2020). Association Between Environmental Factors and Toxigenic Clostridioides difficile Carriage at Hospital Admission. JAMA network open, 3(1), e1919132.

CHDS Clinical Projects

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F & MCW Projects

F & MCW projects work to improve patient outcomes, intervention, and overall quality of care.

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Children's Wisconsin Projects

CHDS teams partner with Children's Wisconsin to evaluate and improve pediatric care and assessment.

Learn About Our Collaboration with Children's
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COVID-19 Projects

CHDS researchers evaluate how the COVID-19 pandemic affected clinical expertise and its widespread impact on diagnosis and treatment.

Learn About Our Work on COVID-19
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Inception Health Projects

CHDS and Inception Health have collaborated to find solutions to key issues in the healthcare system.

Learn About Our Work on Inception Health

Contact Us

Collaborative for Healthcare Delivery Science (CHDS)
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

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